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in the region who all border syria, turkey, jordan, israel, also lebanon. and the potential for a sectarian divide between shiites and sunnis that could spread from syria, exacerbate the tensions that are already there in iraq and then down to the gulf. >> you have the arab revolution's lead to now the rise of these islamist authoritarian governments. what are the consequences of that? in syria you talk about al qaeda presence. it's unlikely an al qaeda affiliated group will take over syria or egypt. greater likelihood perhaps in egypt and not even there. what is american influence look like -- what should it look like in this post revolutionary period when there was so much excitement about the prospect of egyptian democracy taking root in way that would be in concert with the u.s. at a time when there are people very critical of the o bama administration for essentially getting out of the way, letting the revolution happen and then turning their backs on the likes of mubarak who could have at least guaranteed some level of stability? >> i think it was an illusion to imagine that we could
their grievances against the united states and israel and, most importantly, their grievances against their own unrepresentative, pro-western governments and regimes. and then what the islamic republic has done is it has aligned itself with those publics, with public opinion itself in the middle east to constrain hostile governments from attacking it. just think about how bahrain's already-angry, largely shia population would react if we used our fifth fleet based in bahrain to attack the islamic republic today. u.s. military planners could hope that bahrain's population would be passive, as i think they assumed maybe each five years ago -- maybe even five years ago, but today that clearly seems reckless. for all the ridiculing many american policy elites do of the islamic republic, the islamic republic's appeal to regional publics actually works. it works to constrain the united states and hostile, unrepresentative, pro-western governments neighboring iran. iran has also worked to reip force these -- reinforce these aspects of it soft power strategy over a number of years by picking what we wo
in washington last april you voiced concerns about israel. you said in part, quote, in this place we may ask, have we learned anything from it, speaking of the holocaust. if so, how is it that assad is still in power? how is it that the number one holocaust denier, ahmadinejad, mahmoud ahmadinejad, still is president of iran? he who threatens to use nuclear weapons to destroy the jewish state. how concerned are you about the future of israel today? >> i'm, of course, terribly concerned because israel is the only place where jews have after all come to build their own state, 2,000 years after they have lost it to the romans, and if god forbid something happens to that state, the jewish people would not be able to take it, to deal with it, two catastrophes in our memory, it is impossible to bear and, therefore, really, we're committed to the security of israel and we try whatever we can do to help it in honor and in peace. but will still i'm worried. of course, i'm worried. statement i'm worried when other tragedies occur in this world and there are so many. >> do you feel like this country's
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of of israel. meet yahir lapide. >> a new arrival on the scene is and personality lapide who leads israel. why has netanyahu lost steam? >> this is a very interesting revolution. there's no doubt but this election, in fact with the defeat for netanyahu. >> meaning what? he won the election. >> he may be the next prime minister. his party went down. >> who, yahir? >> no, netanyahu's own party went down from 42 seats to 31 seats. so his party had fewer seats. this guy came out of nowhere. his first time running for office. he got 19 seats. he became the most -- the second most important party in -- out of nowhere. so he has become the star of this thing. and netanyahu is going to have to make a deal with him. all of the politicians are splintered but it's never been like this. now netanyahu is going to have to move, if i may say so, this is now a center right. it is going to be much more pragmatic and open. >> how long is his term? >> five years, isn't it? >> it can be as much as five years but it almost never lasts five years because the coalition breaks up. >> how long do you think he will be
israel. >> rick, in this case, the investment mean what way they perform for us in our interest and not in their own? >> yes, you are looking for quality performance, you will be happy to know that the obama administration put in the staunchest problem to do that. i want to be david when i grow up. here is the report. there is tough measures. >> good role model. >> i couldn't agree more. one problem to recognize, certain amount of the foreign aid goes to places where we might not want to know where it is going to accomplish the goals we need to accomplish . do we want to consider exposing everything. >> money going to egypt run by the muslim brotherhood. >> tipecal of secretary clinton. when there is a problem throw more money at it and most foreign aid is a waste of money it may be military aid to friends. but it hinders economic development and does not promote it. >> you heard that egypt will get f-16 fighter jets and again going to the muslim brotherhood, is that right? >> no. it is not right and give it to strengthen our embassy and military presence. this country feels tha
abdullah's only problem. he has syria to the north and iraq to the east and israel and the west bank to his west. i sat down with king abdullah at davos on friday. your majesty, when you look at the arab spring, is it fair to draw the inference, at this point in the game, that repression has not worked but bribery has. by which i mean to say that the states attempted repression are either the regimes are gone or teetering like syria. but those that have large oil wealth were able to provide various kinds, particularly in the gulf, have all survived. >> well, i think you have to take a step back and look at history of how the middle east was divided up. and this is one of the problems we face in political reforms in jordan. we're still living in the shadows of the cold war and during the cold war, it was more sort of the monarchies to the west and to the soviet union. maybe you've seen the reaction more in the republics than you have in the countries that are sort of either emirates or monarchies. but this is what makes maybe the transition to political reform more difficult. in my country,
it considers to be its near abroad, export terrorism, to strike against not just israel, but other western interests, including the u.s. and citizens in places like lebanon, to have its tentacles deep into gaza. it's important for iran. it's doubling down on that. also, you know, iran has no down side from the war dragging on because ironically, even if assad falls, what now is seemingly likely is that the muslim brotherhood might come to power, partly because the war has gone on so long. >> jamie: is that what's behind iran's action, that they would like to take full control of syria? >> i think they would be happy with assad fhe survived, he would have nowhere to turn to, much of the world has turned its back on him with the notable exception of rushia. but, you know, either way, what have you to -- if you step back and take a look, you see a regime -- or a region that is aflame, where you have islamist political victories and insurgent vehicles and behind the curtain is the iran iranian regime that is having a very good set of years and may have another great year as it gets closer to r
, but once we got into israel, coming to israel and into jerusalem, and i'm sure they could have shut it down if they had wanted to. >> host: in this corner of the world, it's always in some conflict and the word terrorism is always mentioned. here, you found that they had interest in nonviolence. >> guest: yes. including one of the students who had worked with me, had taken my class and i had taken him to india, a student from ramallah. so i had a palestinian student i had taken, him to india to study gandhi. and he comes back to his hometown in ramallah and he is now one of the leaders of a nonviolent movement on the west bank. >> host: there so much -- [inaudible] and how did it turn out? >> guest: well, he got arrested. that's what happens. it was a way of challenging the discrimination against palestinians and a nonviolent way. >> host: we didn't get to your being on the mall again when the monument was dedicated. you helped designed to did you have anything to do with the drum major complex? >> guest: i tell the full story of the, all the good and the bad, you know, you see part of your
that their own president said are blood suckers and descendants of apes and piggings yumpt oner why israel is nervous? vice-president biden held a google chat answering questions about the assault weapon's ban. what would you say to people that you say are infringing on the rights not in the sense of sport and hunting but the last line of defense in earthquake. here's the vice-president's response. >> shot gun will keep you a lot safer a double barrel shot gun. than the assault weapon in somebody's hands. you know it is harder to use a assault weapon to hit something. if you want to keep people away buy shot gun shells . hopefully there is only one person coming and it only takes two shells to take him out. because if you have multiple people coming, if you buy shot gunnel shoulds, i hope you can throw them hard enough to stop the rest of the attackers. this shows the idiocy of the people who are asking us to give up voluntarily those weapons of self defense because they assume who ever attacks us will only be one person with a minimal amount of ammunition coming toward us. if someone is a
, colorado, uk or israel or russia is what we're looking for. >> just to put this in some perspective for you. that company, cisco, has nearly $40 billion parked overseas, not here in the u.s. and chambers is pretty clear telling me he's not going to be investing a lot of that money in the united states unless policy changes here. so, two very different arguments but the same goal and the same conversation here all week. job creation. and i think the consensus here is that people really want clarity from washington on taxes and on spending. they want to see a long term deal. miguel? >> thank you, poppy harlow. 40 billion bucks, a lot. >>> if you're still on a high from the golden globes, brace yourself. hollywood is set for another round of it. the 19th annual screen actor guild awards are tonight honoring the best actors and actresses in tv and film. nischelle turner has more. >> reporter: in the hollywood honors where oscar's granddaddy, you might call the sag awards a sassy teenager. >> the 19th annual screen actor guild awards. >> it's a big deal. film and tv mixing together. the recognit
of israel. inhoff said hagel would push the plan to cut the size of our military. now the trouble in mali. bum pumadministration is seeking 32 million to train african troops to fight the extremist holds up there. weighing to provide air tankers to the french fighter jets. they are already helping by transporting french troops and equipment. france has 23,000 sold yerse there and wants the african nations to take the lead. it is a significant development in the battle al-qaida extremist. a look now in the ongoing civil war in sir yampt the united nations estimating willy i people have died since the uprising and reports that 200,000 syrian refugeeses are living in jordan. thousands more leave syria every day. the assad regime offering to let them return as part of a reconciliation plan. remember his military slaughtered people over there. here is more from jordan. this is the front line of the syria refugees crisis. we are standing in jordan, looking into syria. you can see the villages under fire every single day. dozens of shells landed today . there are thousands of refugees who make t
of all, against him, as you said. if you have a peace treaty with israel they're not going to get past them in the sinai or use them against demonstrators like khaddafi did. they're going to send them to the sudan, darfur. plus, when people on the streets c.s. sending more weapons to the muslim brotherhood government, there will be defeated morally. they're not going to send ore weapons until you reform policy. rear doing just the opposite. lou: we are not even hearing an outcry from anyone in the senate from the congress, at least strong voices, prominent or numerous voices in either house. why is that? >> well, they need to be well informed. congressional leaders need to be well informed about it is playing in the streets of the joint command that is very important. will we see right now is a defining moment for the future. those used to be our partners in the future. we should be sending foreign aid to them, that the regime of president. my call to congress is you have to do something about it. you have to pressure the administration to have a different policy with regard to egypt.
as too quick to suggest cuts at the pentagon and too conciliatory to israel. and president o joining me now retired u.s. army general stanley mcchrystal. author of "my share of the task" and retired u.s. air force general michael hayden. i'm the only one without a military title here today. thank you, all, for joining us. i want to start out with chuck hagel. he is top on the minds at the pentagon i think. from what you know of chuck hagel and he would be the first enlisted man ever to run the pentagon, the first vietnam vet, from what you know, what sort of reception would he get from the military? >> i think it would be fine. i know senator haggel. he was a member -- and not a universal condition -- he was a member you could talk to, but on a personal base have a candid exchange of views. you could always speak with him and frankly given my time in uniform, that's a tremendous attribu attribute. i think will work out well. >> you wrote in your book about the trust deficit that happens when the military gets used to a new person. you were talking about the president at the time. but i
, you did also have the rise of new voices in israel that openly talk about the permanent annexation of the west bank and gaza, that talks about there is no palestinian state and that jordan is the palestinian state? >> i think since arab spring, you have many israelis saying this is the best thing that's happened to us. and all of us couldn't believe or fathom that line of reasoning. i would say that most israelis look at the arab spring with tremendous concern. so the last thing i would think that the majority of sensible raebllys would want the region destabilized. the question is can they create a two-state solution? we're not too late, the two-state solution will only survive as long as president obama's term. beyond that, if we don't fix it in the next four years, i don't believe it will ever happen. >> a final question, i mentioned repression didn't work, bribery seems to have worked. you haven't repressed, you don't have the money to bribe. do you feel like you have managed this kind of balancing act in jordan and that you worry that all these pressures from syria, the israel
, i think, and explain his positions further, they had some controversy over israel, over iran. we'll ask senator mccain about that this morning and whether he would now vote for chuck hagel. >> martha, thank you. martha has a big show, senators senator john mccain and robert menendez, as she said plus as she said the powerhouse roundtable all coming up later this morning with martha raddatz on "this week." >> a busy show for martha. >>> we'll turn now to what's being called the drop dead gorgeous case, the woman who went from mechanic to beauty queen copping a plea to a brutal crime plotted with her ex-boyfriend to kill a man and abc's clayton sandell has the details. >> reporter: peggy sue thomas is a former beauty queen contestant caught up in an ugly murder. >> i'm not the woman that's been portrayed in the papers over the last few years. >> reporter: the one-time navy airplane mechanic turned miss washington pleaded guilty thursday to helping former boyfriend james huden kill russell douglas. >> i would want to tell his family that i am so sorry for their loss. >> reporter: pr
this week. i look forward to asking him a series of questions about israel, about iran as the major sponsor of the iran sanctions in the senate. i am concerned about some of the comments he has made about sanctions in the past. i think it's our best peaceful diplomacy tool to try to get the iranians to ensure we have no nuclear weapons which we cannot accept from iran and i support the president's view that it's not -- >> and you expect he will be confirmed? >> we'll see. i think that there's been enough senators who have said they would support him, but we'll see. of course, there's the hearings. that always, you know, gives us an insight, and i look forward to his personal answers to a series of my questions. >> i want to go in the end here just something very quickly happening in your home state between newark mayor cory booker and 89-year-old senator frank lautenberg, who basically suggested this week that booker deserved a spanking because he was coveting his seat. do you agree with that? should cory booker be making moves now? >> you know, that election is next year, and all of the ba
do you make of that. >> most experts interpreted that as israel sort of backing away from a threat of launching a full-scale military attack itself. he was saying, there's a lot of other possibilities here. we don't have to go in with a sledge hammer. this is a word he used. you can go in with a scalpel. the u.s. has military scalpels it's prepared. this sosk true. options that would perhaps take out a single facility or a critical node in the infrastructure. this is a good sign for us that the israelis are willing to give diplomacy more of a chance. you heard senator kerry in his testimony just this week to be secretary of state asserting that he wants to give diplomacy a chance. this is the preferred option of the united states. israel hen and the united states are perfectly aligned on this issue. >> the kind of surgical strike he was speaking of, how much could that set iran and its nuclear program back. >> even a full-scale attack couldn't actually stop the iranian program. you have secretary of state gates and then secretary of state -- secretary of defense panetta say even a
was not in charge of policy in pakistan, in afghanistan, in iraq, in israel/palestine, it was completely abandoned, that was all run through the white house. i would say those policies have all failed and i don't hold hillary clinton -- >> so that's to hillary's credit, right? >> she certainly didn't make them succeed. >> no, but listen -- >> she was wrong. >> i want you to respond right after a quick break. >> good. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. >>> we talked about the legacy of secretary of state hillary clinton and how much it's her legacy. i think that's one of the real questions is how much the first term foreign policy of the obama administration is hillary clinton's legacy and we were talking a little
muller at harvard's beth israel deaconess medical center has devoted more than 40 years to studying them. why do you love these bugs so much? >> they're among the most interesting things that we can study. >> reporter: what he finds interesting many people find terrifying. that's because super bugs are extraordinarily resilient bacteria. they tend to infect hospital patients and even kill those who are extremely ill. the most recent study on health care associated infections in u.s. hospitals found that out of about 1.7 million infections, nearly 99,000 patients die. according to one of the study's authors, the vast majority of the deaths were due to super bugs. are some super bugs resistant to all the antibiotics that we have at our disposal? >> a few of them are literally resistant to everything. fortunately these are the exceptions rather than the rule. but the fact that we have any of these at all is cause for alarm because the only thing we can say is we're to see more of these as time goes on. >> reporter: super bugs can enter a patient through surgical wounds and catheters includi
. [laughter] it was not long after moses began to lead the children of israel out of egypt that they began to grumble against his leadership. they dislikein, his policies so much, they tried to vote him out of office. somehow he managed to keep his job. in number chapter 11, there is an endearing story of moses. he goes to the wilderness and lifts up his hands in praise, god, just kill me now. i do not want to do this anymore. it is too hard. this was one time that god did not answer moses prayer area. he said, in essence, get back to work, i need you. i am room minded -- reminded of when dr. king received a threatening phone call. his children and wife were asleep. this was not his first threatening phone call. and the montgomery boycott, there had been many. on this night, as his children and love -- wife lay sleeping, he felt he could not go on. he began to think of a way he could gracefully bow out of the movement. at midnight, he bowed over the kitchen table and began to pray. i am afraid, lord. the people are looking to me for leadership. if i stand before them without strength and c
would weaken national security and they say it is because he is antigay, anti-israel and anti- woman. >>> they are expecting to be unified against the present he spoke to a group of -- the president. he spoke to a group of nationals and they expect to pick their fight and they are now looking at 13 pages of proposals. >> sometimes we have to reject the president's proposals and sometimes we will have to make them better. the president will bait us and portray us as cruel and unyielding. >> they believe the congress is going to run in to 16 -- 2016. >>> the state still has not bought the land and l.a. officials have not acquired a single acre along the central valley route where construction is to begin in six months. they hope to make the offer in the next several weeks but the cost of acquiring it could delay even further and that could raise expectations above what the state expects to pay >> >> they are asking to reduce to a smaller tunnel in combination which would result in more water for cities and farms and they also say it would be better for the environment and cost the stat
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